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Table 6 Degree of agreement between WHO, NCEP ATP III, IDF and H_MS definitions in diagnosing metabolic syndrome (Kappa Statistic)

From: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its predominant components among pre-and postmenopausal Ghanaian women

Criteria NCEP total NCEP post NCEP pre IDF total IDF post IDF pre H_MS total H_MS post H_MS pre
WHO total 0.53 ± 0.08    0.47 ± 0.06    0.47 ± 0.06   
WHO post   0.53 ± 0.08    0.46 ± 0.08    0.44 ± 0.08  
WHO pre    0.56 ± 0.11    0.39 ± 0.10    0.42 ± 0.10
IDF total 0.54 ± 0.08         
IDF post   0.54 ± 0.08        
IDF pre    0.70 ± 0.08       
H_MS total 0.56 ± 0.08    0.97 ± 0.02      
H_MS post   0.56 ± 0.08    0.98 ± 0.02     
H_MS pre    0.76 ± 0.07    0.96 ± 0.03    
  1. Data are presented as weighted Kappa ± standard error (SE). WHO total, WHO post and WHO pre: definition of metabolic syndrome in the total population, postmenopausal and premenopausal group respectively using WHO criterion, NCEP total, NCEP post and NCEP pre: definition of metabolic syndrome in the total population, postmenopausal and premenopausal group respectively using NCEP criterion, IDF total, IDF post and IDF pre: definition of metabolic syndrome in the total population, postmenopausal and premenopausal group respectively using IDF criterion, H_MS total, H_MS post and H_MS pre: definition of metabolic syndrome in the total population, postmenopausal and premenopausal group respectively using H_MS criterion.